We have moved into a very nice three bedroom apartment in a five story apartment building that has a pool and BBQ area. The view is not great but there is a lot of natural light which is very nice. Who said we were going to live in a grass hut with a mud floor?
Since July 1 was Canada Day we received an invitation to the Canadian Embassy, which is close by, for a Canada Day celebration complete with poutine. One of the embassy staff brought in cheese curds in his suitcase!
We also had hamburgers with fellow Canadians, the Pearsons, and the Glanfields.
President and Sister Heid's three year assignment came to an end and we said good-bye to them as well as Stan and Nancy Pace, who were the office couple.
The missionaries gave Stan a good-bye gift of a glass of water over the head - no big deal because it is so hot that it would have been a welcome relief.
One of the first meeting the new president had was with all the mission missionary leaders.
There were some ostriches and zebras in paddocks.
Some hill climbing led to some good view points.
We took the missionaries back to their apartment which was down some rough roads resulting in the mission van bottoming out a few times.
We traded in our Nisson Navara for a new Mitsubishi truck.
The day after they left a new group arrived from the USA and they are now in their areas getting used to Africa and the rigors of missionary life. I do not envy them but they do experience a lot of personal growth. Some left for their areas in taxis, some in public transport vans and others in one of the mission trucks. We took a break by enjoying some chicken fried rice.
Finally, we purchased a couple of African scene paintings from a local artist.